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Mon Aug 17, 2020, 05:53 PM

Judge Strikes Down Ballot Summary For Clean Missouri Redistricting Repeal

A Cole County judge Monday rewrote a ballot summary for a proposal repealing and replacing a state legislative redistricting process that voters approved in 2018.

If the decision is upheld, it could have a big impact on whether the plan, known as Amendment 3, passes or fails — since voters often make their decisions on initiatives based on the ballot summary language.

At issue is what is known as Clean Missouri, a constitutional amendment voters overwhelmingly approved that included state redistricting and ethics changes. Under that redistricting system, a demographer would draw House and Senate maps — with an emphasis on partisan fairness and competitiveness. Bipartisan House and Senate commissions would have a chance to overrule the demographer if 70% of members object under certain circumstances.

Amendment 3 would get rid of the demographer and instead have either bipartisan commissions or appellate judges draw the lines — and would change the criteria of what should be prioritized. It also makes small changes to some of Clean Missouri’s items not related to redistricting, including slightly lowering campaign donation limits for Senate candidates and decreasing the limit for most lobbyists' gifts from $5 to zero.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2020-08-17/judge-strikes-down-ballot-summary-for-clean-missouri-redistricting-repeal

Amendment 3 is just one more Republican legislative attempt to override the will of the people. The GOP just doesn't like when the people vote and disagree with what they want to do.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 06:18 PM

1. Welcome to Misery

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Response to benld74 (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 06:50 PM

3. It has

been Misery here for many years now.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 06:47 PM

2. They do

this all the time🤬😖🤬. So sick of them overturning what the citizens of MO have voted in favor of. Wish we could pass a law to keep them from doing this, but they would just overturn it😖😖😖

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